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DC Summer Outdoor Movie Guide

Last Updated: June 18, 2018

Adams Morgan Movie Night

The Admo outdoor movie screening is back at the Marie Reed Recreation Center this year. The Marie Reed Elementary School PTA will be selling refreshments, with proceeds benefiting the PTA, and several area restaurants are offering special “Movie Meals” packaged to go. Check out the event website for participating restaurants. Catch the final movies of the season the next two Tuesdays:

June 19 – Pixar Shorts

June 26 – The Big Lebowski

 

Georgetown Sunset Cinema
Georgetown BID’s annual movie series is back on Tuesdays with the theme Movies that Rock, features will showcase iconic movies with a musical story line. Grab a blanket, bring a picnic and head to the waterfront to view films with the panoramic backdrop of the sunset, Potomac River and Key Bridge. Films start at sunset (around 8:30 p.m.), arrive early to picnic and to get the best seating.

July 10 – Dirty Dancing

July 17 – Pitch Perfect

July 24 – Footloose

July 31 – Dreamgirls

August 7 – Grease

 

NoMa Summer Screen
This year’s NoMa Summer Screen has a Wonder Woman theme, featuring 12 films with strong female characters. Movies play every Wednesday through August 29 starting around 8:45 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. (check website for exact showtime). There’s a new location for the movies this year, screenings will be at The Lot located at 1150 First Street NE (First & Pierce). Before the show, enjoy  music, giveaways, food trucks, and picnicking. Movies start at dark and are screened with subtitles. Bring your blankets, frisbees, coolers, and dogs (on a leash) for some good times with friends and neighbors under the stars.

June 20 – Chicago
food trucks: Swizzler / The Big Cheese

June 27 – Mad Max: Fury Road
free bags of popcorn (while supplies last), courtesy Advantage Financial FCU
food trucks:Ooh Dat Chicken

July 11 – Matilda
free popsicles for children (while supplies last), courtesy Advantage Financial FCU
food trucks: Swizzler / The Big Cheese

July 18 – A League of Their Own
food trucks: Ball or Nothing / Peruvian Brothers

July 25 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
free bags of popcorn (while supplies last), courtesy Advantage Financial FCU
food trucks: Swizzler / The Big Cheese

August 1 – Pitch Perfect
free bags of popcorn (while supplies last), courtesy Advantage Financial FCU
food trucks: Ooh Dat Chicken / Peruvian Brothers

August 8 – Moana
free popsicles for children (while supplies last), courtesy Advantage Financial FCU
food trucks: Ball or Nothing

August 15 – Thelma & Louise
food trucks: Swizzler / Peruvian Brothers

August 22 – Ghostbusters
food trucks: Ball or Nothing / The Big Cheese

August 29 – Wonder Woman 
free bags of popcorn (while supplies last)
food trucks: Ooh Dat Chicken

Sept 9 – Rain Date

 

Golden Cinema Series
This summer’s movie series at Farragut Square takes place every Friday through August 3 at sunset as the concluding event of the Farragut Friday event series, which includes an outdoor office space, picnics in Farragut Park, lawn games, and table tennis competitions. This event series provides lively entertainment and activities in Farragut Park from 9 a.m. through the conclusion of Golden Cinema around 11 p.m. Mark your calendar and join neighbors under the stars for a night of entertaining movies and activities. Make a night of it and plan to take advantage of the array of restaurants and retailers in the neighborhood – shopping, dining, and a movie make a great way to spend an evening in the Golden Triangle.

June 22 – La La Land

June 29 – Beauty and the Beast (2017)

July 6 – Back to the Future

July 13 – Coco

July 20 – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

July 27 – Casablanca

August 3 – Black Panther

Rain dates: August 10 and 17

 

Union Market Drive-In
The Union Market Drive-In is back with movies showing the first Friday of every month through November. Movies begin at sunset and are free for walkers & bikers, $10 tickets are needed for cars. Check the event’s website for exact movie start times and for parking lot entrance times, the lot will be closed to new entrants before the movie starts.

July 6 – Like Water for Chocolate (Spanish with English subtitles)

August 3 – Black Panther

Sept 7 – The Lion King

Oct 5 – Cool Runnings

Nov 2 – Hocus Pocus

 

Capitol Riverfront Movie Series
Capitol Riverfront’s Thursday Night Movies returns to Canal Park at Navy Yard from June through August. Movies, starting at sundown, were selected or inspired by public demand. Arrive early to save your spot, bring a picnic, and enjoy the show.

June 21 – Despicable Me

June 28 – Easy A

July 5 – National Treasure

July 12 –  A League of Their Own

July 19 – The Greatest Showman

July 26 – Coco

August 2 – Black Panther

August 9 – Wonder Woman

August 16 – Bard in the Park presented by The Folger Shakespeare Library: The Lion King

August 23 – Bard in the Park presented by The Folger Shakespeare Library: Kiss Me Kate

 

U Street Movie Series: Harrison Field Under the Stars

Held at Harrison Field (1330 V St NW), the U Street Movie Series features four films and a Family Fun Day at the recreation center pre-showtime, beginning in July. Line up has not been announced.

1 Comment

  1. Scott

    May 27, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Is screen on the green happening this year?

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